The unchangeable changer – Part 1
When God created us, He equipped us with every good thing that we need to be successful in life, but many of us are not where God created us to be. God said that we would be the head and not the tail, and that we would be the top and not the bottom, yet many of our lives do not exhibit any of these promises of God. We have allowed our lives to label God as a liar.
For many of us, our lives cannot move forward because of our attitudes. We have actually come to believe that all the things that God said concerning the lives of His children can never come to pass in our own lives. It is one thing for the devil to attack us, but it is another thing for us to lie down and accept the attack of the enemy. When we accept all that the devil is dishing out to us, the result is abandoned blessings and wasted lives. This is why many Christians are weak, dejected and tired. They have lost hope in themselves. They are just like the Christians in the parable of the seeds (Matthew 13). These are Christians who hear the word, but either they cannot understand it and the devil comes and snatches it from their hearts, or they understand and receive it with joy, but at the first sign of trouble, it immediately departs from their minds and they stumble, or they allow the cares of this world to distract them. Only 25 per cent of Christians are actually living the way God created them to live and it is our attitudes and the way we live that will determine if we are part of this 25 per cent.
Many of us are living our lives guided by our head knowledge. We are ignorant of the spiritual battles that are going on around us. We don’t realise that three-quarters of the problems that we are going through are spiritual ones and we are still trying to use our head knowledge to solve them. Many people that tried to use their head knowledge to solve their problems ended with no results, as they simply give up and accept their fate. As children of God, we are not supposed to accept the enemy’s attacks on our lives. If infirmity, lack and poverty decide to glue themselves to your life by force, then you need to force yourself to be free. Anything that God did not create with you is foreign to you, and so you must get rid of it. Do not accept it!
We cannot on the one hand, say that we are God’s children and on the other hand accept the devil’s attacks upon our lives. If we do so, we are walking contrary to our faith. In Luke 22:32, Jesus told Simon, “But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail.” Jesus was praying for Simon that in times of adversity, his faith would not fail him. In other words, that Simon would not give up and surrender to the enemy. God does not expect us to give up, no matter what we may be going through.
We have to believe that whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in, the power of the Most High God, the Unchangeable Changer, is able to change our situations for good. Even if it seems as if all is lost and people may have given up concerning us, we as children of God, need to stand firm and get rid of all the unbelief that we may be operating in. We should disregard what people around us are saying. If we accept their verdict on our lives, then it means we do not really know that the God we serve is the King of kings and the Lord of lords and is able to do anything, no matter how impossible it may look to human eyes. In John 11, everyone had given up hope concerning Lazarus. The situation looked impossible; after all, Lazarus was dead and had already been buried for four days before Jesus arrived. But Jesus used the seemingly insurmountable situation to manifest the power of the Most High God and raised Lazarus from the dead. God does not change, as He is the Unchangeable Changer.
And if He could do it in Lazarus’ case, then He can certainly do it in yours.
Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka is the General Overseer, The Promised Land Restoration Ministries, Solution Ground, Surulere, Lagos. firstname.lastname@example.org
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